Organizations Support the Census Deadline Extensions Act – S. 1267

The Census Project and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights led a letter from 106 organizations urging the Senate to “underscore the importance and urgency of extending statutory reporting deadlines for apportionment and redistricting data from the 2020 Census” and calling on Senators to “cosponsor the bipartisan 2020 Census Deadline Extensions Act (S. 1267), which would extend the statutory deadlines for delivering apportionment and redistricting data to May 1, 2021 and October 1, 2021, respectively, to reflect the updated 2020 Census timeline compelled by major pandemic-related delays and to establish certainty for states and localities that must draw new, fair electoral districts.”

The codification of these “new deadlines” would “restore predictability and certainty” in the drawing of electoral districts “for the next decade” and provide “certainty for the Census Bureau and the federal courts.”

To read the letter, click here.